Ghana Premier League finally set for lift-off

Ghana Premier League finally set for lift-off
Vicent Atinga of Accra Hearts of Oak celebrates

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Nov 21, 2019. 13:00

The 2019/20 Ghana Premier League is set to return next month after the country’s top-flight was abandoned in 2018 and not played since in the wake of match-fixing scandals that arose and led to the axing of Kwesi Nyantakyi as the country’s football association head.

The new 18-team league will kick-off on December 21, with two additional participants in the top flight from the normal 16 for the first time since 1980. It will, however, be restored to a 16-team competition for the 2020/21 campaign.

The rise in numbers has been due to the addition of King Faisal Babes and Great Olympics to the top-flight after they had disputed their respective relegations due to what was termed ‘unfair circumstances’.

The rushed competition will finish in July 2020, meaning a hectic schedule for clubs, who will just be relieved that the competition is back on.

As it stands, Aduana Stars are the current Ghana Premier League champions after they lifted the title in 2017.

In the absence of the Premier League, a special GFA Normalization Committee Special Competition was played in 2019, which was won on penalties by Asante Kotoko in June.

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